Shas Spiritual Leader Decries Chief Rabbi Candidate Stav as 'Dangerous to Judaism'

Shas has denied the existence of a secret deal between current Sephardi Chief Rabbi Amar and Ashkenazi hopeful Rabbi David Stav, whose candidacy is supported by Habayit Hayehudi.

Shas Spiritual Leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef dealt a severe blow on Saturday night to the secret understandings between Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Rabbi David Stav, chairman of the Tzohar rabbinical association, over the June election for Israel's Chief Rabbinate.